Bloggers have it easy today. Most anyone can decide to start a blog and go right on over to WordPress, Blogger, Tumblr, or to any of the other blogging platform, and get it up and running within the hour, if that. When I first started blogging–before it was called “blogging” and the people who participated in the community were treated nothing like bloggers are today–I had to first learn everything that made up a website. I had to learn how to code and then how to get the files I created onto my website. There was no clicking a button on the blogger dashboard to upload a file and have them automatically upload and embed in a post. In fact, I hand-coded every single post that I published on my website, and in the very beginning of my blogging journey, we didn’t even have commenting systems that installed and started working exactly how they were supposed to all on their own.
This wasn’t all that long ago; it was only the early 2000s, so it’s pretty interesting to see how fast code–the entire backbone of every website in existence–has evolved so much, so quickly through only the last 12 years. When you start to look back at the tech industry and when programming was making its first breakthrough in 1954, you really begin to appreciate what we have all taken for granted within in our everyday internet worlds.
Check out the following infographic to learn about the evolution of programming–where it all began, how fast programmers perfected code in order to move technological innovation forward, and how what was once reserved for only the most experienced programmers is now an entire community open to anyone with the interest and determination to learn.
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